30-year celebration of the Department of Maritime Studies
On Tuesday March, 12 2019, the Department of Maritime Studies had its 30-year celebration onboard the MV Celestyal Olympia cruise ship. The government officials and shipping executives, who were invited to the celebration ceremony, referred to the Department’s crucial role in the development of maritime education and research in Greece.
The invited guests included former Minister of Shipping Mr. F. Kouvelis, the Vice President of the Nea Dimokratia political party Mr. K. Chatzidakis, the Members of the Greek Parliament Mr. I. Plakiotakis, Th. Dritsas, P. Kouroumplis, I. Maniatis and K. Katsafados, the Chiefs of the Hellenic Navy and Hellenic Coast Guard Vice Admirals N. Tsounis and S. Raptis, the President of the Union of Greek Shipowners T. Veniamis, Capt. P. Tsakos, the President of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping Mr. G. Pateras, the General Secretary of Ports C. Lambridis, the Rector of the University of Piraeus A. Kotios, the Dean of the School of Maritime and Industrial Studies K. Chlomoudis, as well as 400 shipping executives and members of the academic community. At the end of the celebration ceremony, the President of the Department thanked the Executive President of Louis Group Mr. K. Loizou.